Manchester United legend Gary Neville is disappointed that Cristiano Ronaldo did not speak to the media after Manchester United’s defeat at Aston Villa last Sunday.
Ronaldo was named as Manchester United captain in the 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa and Neville claims Ronaldo didn’t perform his duty as captain by speaking to the media after the defeat.
Speaking on The Overlap podcast, Neville said: “He [Ronaldo] went out as the captain of Manchester United and the team lost. Your job is to speak at the end of the match. I’ve been there in that position.
“If you win, the player who scored the goal or the star man goes out and speaks. If you lose, it’s your goalkeeper, it’s your centre-back or it’s your captain.
“Why did we not hear from him? He should have been there to say, ‘this is what we did wrong today, we’re going to work hard for next week and we’re going to be ready for the next game’.”
“I think he should actually speak, no one’s heard him speak for six months, we don’t hear from him,” Neville added.
“I think the reason why I said previously that Manchester United would be better without him and that he would be better without Manchester United was I expect so much of him because I played with him for six years.
“You take ownership of what happened. You don’t leave it to other people to answer your stuff for you.”